Lindsay Whalen scored 18 points while Maya Moore added 11 points and 10 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 73-47 on Tuesday night. Minnesota (21-7) increased its lead to 1½ games over Los Angeles for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Sparks played later Tuesday night.
Former top-10 player Mardy Fish, an Edina, Minn. native, pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues.
Amid new sexting revelations involving New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is offering a measured assessment of the former congressional colleague he had endorsed.
Minnesota teammates Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson headline the WNBA All-Star reserves announced Tuesday night.
Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.
Despite an unresolved dispute over Asian carp, states that surround the Great Lakes hope to develop a common strategy for battling invasive species during a meeting of governors and other top officials that began Friday.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a compact that will allow Minnesota and some Canadian provinces to request and provide mutual aid to each other in the event of emergencies.
Target Corp. reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter profit as cool temperatures and financial pressures limited customers’ appetite for spending. The company, based in Minneapolis, also cut its annual profit outlook, sending its stock down in premarket trading.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season’s nominees for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to “the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
The national semifinals will air on TBS in 2014 and 2015, with the title game remaining on CBS, the companies said Tuesday.
NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
The NFL has added four coaches to its subcommittee for the influential Competition Committee, which discusses and recommends rules changes.
Aiming for their first playoff run in 10 years, the Minnesota Wild weren’t afraid to go big and get a player like Jason Pominville for the push.